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Panasonic LX3

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 23:41:02 -0400 (CLT)

Panasonic has just announced the successor to the (my) LX2 and it sounds
like they are doing a lot of things right:

- The lens is faster and wider
- The pixel count has not gone up
- The detector size has stayed about the same (they're saying it's
  bigger, but I think there's some spin and.or losses in the multi-format
  support)
- They're claiming 3db better signal to noise in the electronics
- There's a hot shoe
- Optional optical viewfinder
- Optional extra lenses

However, at least one sample image that's out on the net looks *terrible*
- there's some discussion at dpreview suggesting it may be due to a mix of
jpeg and sharpening artefacts.

Apart from the worry about the image (which is a big worry), this is
pretty amazing - they're really trying to make a "photographer's
camera"...

Andrew

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